The War at Home
American Politics | Diseases | Environmental Health and Protection | Environmental Policy | Environmental Studies
In this impressive new study, Robert Proctor calculates that the antiregulatory policies of the Reagan and Bush administrations may be costing some 50,000 cancer deaths a year, or 600,OOO deaths over twelve years. If, as OSHA administrators estimated during the Carter presidency, the agency’s proposed legislation would produce a 20 percent drop in cancer rates, then Ronald Reagan was a carcinogen, and a potent one at that.
© 1995 The Nation
Greene, Gayle. "The War at Home." Nation, vol. 260, no. 21, 29 May 1995, pp. 768-769.